Pasadena, CA -- Throughout its day at the Winter 2020 Television Critics Association tour, ABC reinforced a message articulated by its entertainment president Karey Burke during her session that morning: ABC’s goal is to put the swagger back in broadcast television. The declaration couldn’t have come at a better time, because at the summer and winter tours in recent years, broadcast has largely come up short when compared to the programs and presentations by cable networks and streaming services. This has had as much to do with broadcasters showing reduced enthusiasm for the twice-yearly TCA gatherings as with what had been the medium’s tiring adherence to old-school sitcoms and crime dramas.
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